Knowehead Cottage - a house that sleeps 10 guests in 3 bedrooms

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3 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, dishwasher, high chair
3 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Knowehead Cottage - a house that sleeps 10 guests in 3 bedrooms

Entire home

Knowehead Cottage - a house that sleeps 10 guests in 3 bedrooms

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Water view
  • Fireplace
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGalloway Activity Centre16 min drive
  • Popular LocationLock Ken21 min drive
  • Popular LocationGalloway Forest Park23 min drive
  • AirportGlasgow (PIK-Prestwick)55 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bedroom 1
    6 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Knowehead Cottage - a house that sleeps 10 guests in 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Castle Douglas with patio and fireplace
Knowehead Cottage is a newly renovated family holiday home offering spacious well furnished accommodation with a superb views from all rooms over Loch Kendoon. The cottage is in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park ensuring peace and tranquillity together with wildlife on the doorstep; if you are looking for stars, red squirrels, stags and ospreys look no further! The spacious accommodation includes a wonderful dining area with picture windows giving breathtaking views of the loch and hills beyond, out side there is a plenty of space for al fresco dining and star gazing to enjoy the best that the Dark Sky Park offers.There is direct access to Forestry Commission trails to allow unrivalled opportunities for outdoor pursuits and seeing the wildlife of the area including Red Kites, Ospreys and even possibly Golden Eagles. The Ospreys regularly visit the loch and near by Loch Doon also has an Osprey observatory with a web cam link to the local nest.

Although in a rural setting the market towns of Castle Douglas and Ayr are both within easy reach together with the superb beaches along the Solway Firth and Clyde Coast.

South West Scotland offers superb opportunities for exploring Scotland's heritage.This includes the deserted village of Polmaddie which is only about 2 miles further into the forest park from the cottage. This site is maintained by the Forestry Commission with full information boards. Fishing is available at many locations close to the cottage as are the well know 7stanes mountain bike trails. The many famous sites relating to both King Robert the Bruce and Rabbie Burns are close by including easy access to the Burns trail and birthplace museum. Robert I, known as Robert the Bruce, was the Scottish king who secured Scotland's independence from England in 1324, his statue stands at the centre of Lochmaben.

Postcode: DG7 3TD
Let weekly Saturday to Saturday
Damage Deposit: £150

Accommodation for 10 over two floors: Ground Floor: Open plan Dining Room with sun lounge and patio doors to garden and outside seating; Kitchen with small dinning area; Snug sitting room with open fire and bench seating, , Bathroom with over bath shower, Bunk bedroom for 6 with two full size bunks and four 5'9" bunks. First Floor: Galloway Landing with half steps to bedrooms (take care); Master bedroom with ensuite shower room, Double bedroom.
Facilities: Central Heating * Bed linen and towels are provided * Open fire with logs provided * Washing Machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge and Freezer * Microwave * TV and DVD Player * CD Player * Wifi * Parking * Enclosed garden with furniture * Patio * Bicycle Storage * Pets welcome * NO SMOKING
Extras: £20 charge per dog/week. Maximum 2 dogs.

1. The maximum number of adults permitted in any party is 6, Families, mixed groups and couples only
2. Open water of Loch adjoins garden so care and attention must be given to supervise young children.
3. The Fishing the Fishing on the Loch is private and only available to members of the Angling Club. NO fishing is allowed from the Shore line. Other activities open swimming and canoeing are allowed on the Loch and the are shallow landing sites
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • High chair

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 10


  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

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Knowehead Cottage a House That Sleeps 10 Guests in 3 Bedrooms

About this area

Castle Douglas

Located in Castle Douglas, this cottage is in the mountains. Galloway Activity Centre is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lock Ken and Clatteringshaws Loch. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Galloway Activity Centre - 16 min drive
  • Lock Ken - 21 min drive
  • Galloway Forest Park - 23 min drive
  • New Cumnock Golf Club - 32 min drive
  • Drumlanrig Castle - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • New Cumnock Station - 31 min drive
  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 76 min drive


  • Greystones - 4 min drive
  • Carsphairn Shop & Tearooms - 4 min drive
  • The Clachan Inn - 11 min drive
  • The Stags Head - 11 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 2 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Fantastic holiday had a brilliant time away
Stunning views across the loch ,so peaceful and the gardens ,house was absolutely gorgeous everything you need is right on hand…. Highly recommend
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

SCOTLAND are majestic lands. Please go sometime in your life. Fun, safe, amazing, beautiful
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019